Maybe it’s the vision of your shiny new pumps peeking out from the hem of your gown as you descend the aisle. Or perhaps it’s the Instagram-fueled desire for that perfectly propped vignette of your ring dangling from the heel of your sparkling stiletto. It might even be the idea that this might be the single time in your life you can rationalize a Carrie Bradshaw moment (“I’ll totally wear them again!” you exclaim through a forced smile as you shakily swipe your credit card). No matter the reasoning, this much is true: Brides spend way too much on wedding shoes.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from years of being a wedding guest (besides to always pack a snack—cocktail hours are an endurance sport), it’s that a comfortable bride is a happy bride. Even those who survive the trip down the aisle in their sky-high stunners are almost certainly hobbling to the trusty dance-floor adjacent basket of flip flops by the end of the first dance. And while I’m usually an adversary to the argument that the hefty price tags that often accompany weddings is obscene, I have to join the dark side when it comes to an accessory that almost no one sees. So, in attempt to reallocate your budget for more practical things (like hors d'oeuvres! or the honeymoon!), here, 15 guilt-free wedding shoes for every style—all of which are under $100.
Heartbeat You to It Peep Toe Heel in Sky
Featuring faux-powder blue suede and heart-shaped cutouts, these lace-up peep-toes are the modern answer to “something blue.”
Betsy Johnson Lucy Embellished Flats
Intricate lace-inspired cutouts plus a high dose of rhinestones make these flats the perfect accessory to any bride dedicated to the dance floor.
Jewel by Badgley Mischka Hendrick’s Block Heel Evening Sandals
This jeweled slingback combines two of my favorite on-trend details: blush satin and a sturdy block heel.
Mai Leather Brogues
Add a sartorial touch to your wedding ensemble with these classic white leather brogues.
Betsy Johnson Shilo Satin Sandals
It doesn’t get much more Instagrammable than these blinged-out blush sandals with baby blue bottoms by Betsy Johnson.
Here’s the Kicker Sneaker
These kicky metallic high-tops by Superga will take you from your first look to your last dance in playful style.
Jessica Simpson Platform Slingback Peeptoe Pump
This sparkly slingback provides some serious height—5 inches to be exact—but is tempered by a cork platform to make walking down the aisle a breeze.
Imagine by Vince Camuto Helsh Block Heel Pump
Take your “millennial pink” obsession to new, stylish heights with this satin rose pump punctuated by a conservative-chic metallic block heel.
Vince Camuto Hadia Pointy Toe Flat
Equal parts style and comfort, these pure white leather D’orsay flats feature on-trend lace-up details and a slightly cushioned footbed.
Call It Spring Eymard Embellished Strap Heeled Sandals
In line with the Great Gatsby-inspired weddings dominating our Pinterest boards, these strappy embellished sandals evoke a bit of Art Deco elegance.
The Kate Heeled Sandal
Vibrant fuschia dominated the runways this season, and this fringed suede take on the bold hue is sure to be a head-turner on the aisle.
BCBGeneration Heidi Pump
Decked in an ultra-feminine watercolor-inspired botanical print, these classy pumps are a subtle nod to the ever-enduring trend of blush florals.
Phoebe Bridal Butterfly Trim Two Part Sandals
Check off your “something blue” with this classic strappy sandal featuring dainty powder blue butterfly accents.
Vinnie Crystal Embellished Ankle Strap Sandal
This feminine take on a classic peep toe is amped up by a crystal-adorned ankle strap and cream satin bow at the heel.
INC Sadiee Strappy Dress Sandals
With a trio of minimal straps and a subtle platform, this modern stiletto’s memory foam sock will add sky high lift without the pain.
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